New VR tech aims to teach cops what it feels like to be in...

It seems to happen almost every week: a cop in America is called to respond to some sort of disturbance -– a man with a weapon, a woman disrupting the midnight calm at an apartment complex, an escalating domestic dispute. Law enforcement arrives, confusion ensues, a shot is fired, and suddenly the subject is on…

Stormy weather awaits Plains, Midwest over Memorial Day weekend

The storm system that brought 97 reported tornadoes to the central U.S. this week finally moved into the Mid-Atlantic on Thursday, bringing an EF-1 tornado with winds of at least 86 mph. Interested in Weather? Add Weather as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Weather news, video, and analysis from ABC…

‘Start Here’: $44 million from Weinstein, $16 billion for farmers, Trump v. Pelosi

It's Friday, May 24, 2019. Let's start here. A settlement, but it's not settled Harvey Weinstein and his former movie studio have tentatively agreed to a $44 million settlement with multiple women who said the disgraced producer sexually assaulted them. When finalized, the agreement, which would be paid from the studio's insurance and not by…

Dubbed the ‘American Taliban,’ John Walker Lindh released from prison

John Walker Lindh was released from prison Thursday after more than 17 years behind bars on charges of providing support to terrorists, a case that captivated Americans and earned him the nickname of the "American Taliban." Lindh, 38, was the first prisoner brought into a U.S. courtroom to face charges in the War on Terror,…

2 plead guilty in Backpage.com sex-trafficking case

Two men have pleaded guilty in Texas for using the now-defunct Backpage.com sex-trafficking site to advertise victims for sale. Federal prosecutors in Fort Worth say Joshua Glaze pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking through force fraud or coercion. Faizal Sabar pleaded guilty to the same count May 13. Both await sentencing and…

3 killed in Missouri tornado outbreaks overnight

Missouri rescuers are surveying damage and searching homes after a series of tornadoes hit late Wednesday night and into early Thursday morning. Interested in Weather? Add Weather as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Weather news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Jefferson City, Missouri, was among the worst-hit areas as…

Senate lawmakers: Deal reached on long-delayed disaster relief package

Senate lawmakers on Thursday overwhelmingly voted in support of a $19.1 billion disaster aid package after months-long delays that stalled critical federal funding in aid for farmers and parts of the country still recovering from a brutal onslaught of natural disasters over the last two years. Interested in Hurricanes? Add Hurricanes as an interest to…

‘We have no time to lose’: UN names Ebola chief to tackle 2nd largest...

United Nations officials on Thursday named an emergency Ebola response coordinator to help bolster efforts to contain the growing outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo that has killed more than 1,200 people in 10 months. Interested in Ebola? Add Ebola as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Ebola…

Trump administration announces $16 billion in aid to farmers impacted by trade war

The Trump administration unveiled a $16 billion aid package for farmers hurt by the ongoing trade war with China, the second such deal intended to help limit the losses from Chinese tariffs on American goods. The assistance is designed to offset the estimated impact to American farmers from Chinese tariffs on American goods levied in…

NOAA forecasts near-normal 2019 Atlantic hurricane season

Conditions in the sea and atmosphere are most likely to produce a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season this year, according to a new forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Interested in Hurricanes? Add Hurricanes as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Hurricanes news, video, and analysis from ABC News. The…
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